Garden View

From the guidebook:

A Roman household would have used the courtyard for exercise and conversation. Flowers and culinary herbs may have been grown there. The surrounding portico provided shelter from the weather, both for the family and also for servants and slaves, who could have used it as covered workspace.

From the Portico

6 Comments CherryPie on Feb 27th 2012

6 Responses to “The Roman Town House Garden”

  1. Claude says:

    The portico reminds me a lot of the veranda, on the summer cottage of my youth. We had chairs, a table, hammock. We played, ate, sometimes slept in that area. We put nets to keep flies at bay.

  2. Chrissy says:

    I haven’t been there in years…it seems like they have been busy!

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